Chris Evans could be returning as Captain America, aka. Steve Rogers, at some point in the near future – but it’s news to the actor.

On Thursday, it was reported that Evans, who handed Anthony Mackie’s character Falcon his shield at the end of “Avengers: Endgame”, is expected to reprise his role in the MCU for “at least one Marvel property with the door open for a second film,” according to Deadline.

Chris Evans in “Captain America: The First Avenger”. Photo: Paramount Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection/CP Images
Chris Evans in “Captain America: The First Avenger”. Photo: Paramount Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection/CP Images

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Sources told the publication that “it’s unlikely to be a new ‘Captain America’ instalment and more likely to be like what Robert Downey Jr. did after ‘Iron Man 3’, appearing in films like ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’.”

Evans was reportedly approached with the idea and “became more game” to it as the weeks went by.

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Deadline adds that how Evans will return is still unclear and is being worked out but “the options are unlimited.” There’s also a possibility the star could make his big return in a Disney+ limited series.

But hours after Deadline‘s report was published, Evans tweeted in response, writing: “News to me.”

ET Canada has reached out to Evans’ rep for comment and Marvel told Deadline they had no comment on the claims.